Ko Tangaroa teenei, te atua o ngaa moana. Naana ngaa tamariki o te moana. Matua nui teenei o Te Tini o Ponaturi. He is calming and healing. Tangaroa blanketed his mother in the rage of Ruaumoko. From the oldest of his children, Ikatere, comes all the sea creatures, and depicted here in his hands is Ururoa, the shark.